Avicii Tops Dance/Electronic Songs with 'Wake Me Up!'
Avicii’s ascent to the summit of Dance/Electronic Songs culminates this week, as “Wake Me Up!” accelerates from No. 2 to 1 with a hat trick of top gainer honors for Airplay, Digital and Streaming. The DJ’s crossover assault continues with strong advances to new peaks on the Hot 100 (7-5), Pop Songs (13-11) and Triple A (10-8). “Wake Me Up!” returns to No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs with its best sales week yet according to Nielsen SoundScan (197,000 units, up 12%), cruising over the one million mark in total sales. Meanwhile, Avicii’s new single, “You Make Me,” debuts at No. 19 on Dance/Electronic Songs and at No. 20 on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (7,400).
“This Is What It Feels Like” by Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie moves into the top 10 on Dance/Electronic Songs in its 22nd week (11-10). Only one song has taken longer to climb that high on the nearly year-old list: “Right Now,” by Rihanna featuring David Guetta, which did so in its 25th week.
Icona Pop, in advance of their first full-length album “This Is… Icona Pop” (due Sept. 24), debuts on Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 22 with “In The Stars.” Currently only for sale as the ‘Galaxy Mix,” the up-tempo track is the highest entry on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (No. 16, 9,300 units).
Enrique Iglesias extends his record for most No. 1s on Dance Club Songs by a male solo artist in the chart’s 37-year history as “Turn The Night Up” tops the chart. The song, his 12th overall No. 1 on the list, has been remixed by the likes of Laidback Luke, Mark Picchiotti, Alex Gaudino, among others. Iglesias’ first No. 1, “Bailamos,” came 14 years ago last month and his run continued through hits like “Be With You,” “Hero,” and “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You).”
Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais are up another notch on Dance/Electronic Songs with “Summertime Sadness” (3-2). No. 1 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a fifth week and No. 3 for a sixth consecutive week on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (127,000 units), the song continues its mainstream rise as well. “Sadness” reaches a new peak on the Hot 100 (10-6) while it enters the top 10 of Radio Songs (13-8) and Hot Digital Songs (11-8).